The Wildscape garden project is doing great, despite the recent heat. It is nice to be able to irrigate every inch the way we have it set up. We hope you enjoy the photos of some of the flowers in bloom now.
Butterflies and hummingbirds have found the flowers and are arriving in good numbers.
We’re happy to report that more items have been donated to the garden, including some solar water fountains that will provide a soothing sound and the moving water source many insects and birds enjoy.
The Girl Scout Nature Program hosted by our Master Naturalist group in May was a great success, with 23 people attending. The scouts kept Lisa Milewski and Donna Lewis busy with questions.
Master Naturalists Dorothy Mayer and Pamela Neeley also participated in the program.
Everyone had refreshments and toured the Milam Wildscape and Bird and Bee Farm. They got to see newly hatched Rio Grande Turkeys. We were thrilled when the older scouts requested to create projects in the Wildscape.
After this success, we plan to offer all Milam County Girl Scout troops programs like this.
(Sorry we were a little late posting this update!)
The 2019 Earth Day Celebration is in the books! It was a great success, too! Over 70 people and two dogs visited the Community Room on Main Street in Rockdale to see the El Camino Real Master Naturalists and their exhibits. We were joined by local Girl Scouts of Central Texas troops and the Little River Basin Master Gardeners, too. (It helps that many of our members are also Master Gardeners.)
Many thanks go out to Donna Lewis and the rest of the Earth Day Committee, who put in a lot of effort and planning to make this event successful. There were so many details, but they were all handled very well!
And of course, we truly appreciated all the chapter members who took time out of their holiday weekend to join us and talk to the guests about the importance of taking care of our planet.